Fracture/cleat analysis of coals from Zonguldak Basin (northwestern Turkey) relative to the potential of coalbed methane production


Karacan C., Okandan E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.109-125, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0166-5162(00)00004-5
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.109-125

Özet

In this study, the fracture structure of three coals (Sulu K-1, Acihk K-2 and Cay Dogu Ayak) from two different seams in the Zonguldak Basin located on the Black Sea coast of Turkey have been analyzed in relation to coalbed methane recovery. X-ray computerized tomography (CT), light microscopy image analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis have been performed on mine coal samples to have a better understanding of distribution of minerals, fracture morphology and apertures and matrix/fracture interactions via examination of fracture surfaces.